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In our day, it seems one of the most-repeated criticisms of God is that He is unfair and cruel. In what theologians and philosophers call the problem of evil, skeptics tell us that God is not worthy of worship because … Continue reading
Realist philosophy starts with what we observe in the world, while analytic philosophy starts with a thought problem and reasons to what is true in the world. Most modern thinking is analytic, which is one reason philosophy is not taken … Continue reading
Do we define people according to their feelings or according to external reality? I previously wrote about the consequences of accepting people’s self-described sexual identity and what it might cost society (see here). That article upset some people who are … Continue reading
We have had a bit of heavy stuff lately, so here is a bit of apologetic humor.
In the previous post, we learned that Thomas Nagel’s book Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False maintains that if indeed the world really exists in a mind-independent way (such as sugar or water) and … Continue reading
Thomas Nagel, in his important book Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False, systematically challenges several important areas of study, claiming that neo-Darwinism cannot adequately explain the development of the biological world around … Continue reading
Evolution, as understood in the popular circles as purely random physical mutations filtered by natural selection, is increasingly under attack. It’s defenders must continue to climb further onto a limb and make explanations that taste more and more like just-so … Continue reading